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Birthday Wishes

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The day after tomorrow I will turn 63. Yikes. Thirty years ago I couldn't have imagined my life as it is now.  At that point I had poor health and little hope. Living with my young family in a small apartment on a tight budget, I had suffered illness after illness before being diagnosed with MS. I had a baby with year-round asthma and a young daughter dealing daily with a teacher who should not have been around children at all - ever. My health ebbed and flowed. I took a full-time job with the knowledge that I would have to come clean or lie about my health. I came clean and my first job led to two more before I stopped working full-time at the age of 52.  Pre-existing conditions prevented me from seeing a doctor for the MS for my first year of full-time employment. It didn't matter much. There wasn't anything they could do for me anyway. I was on a lottery list for Betaseron with no coverage for injectables. Scroll forward. Things worked out for the children as they tend…

Summer Garden 2015

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Spirit of Gardening

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Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers


Do You K-2?

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I do. I'm only on my second bottle of K-2 but I will take it every day until I hear that the claims being made about it are totally unfounded. Here's what I've read and heard about K-2. I am not a health professional and do not give out medical advice. I am sharing some information and strongly suggest that anyone interested in learning about this vitamin contact their naturopathic physician. Vitamin K-1 has been studied and understood for many years for its blood-clotting ability. Without it, we would be unable to control bleeding from wounds. However, people who take blood thinners are not able to ingest too much K-1 because it would counteract the benefit of their medication. Apparently, Warfarin also interacts adversely with K-2 as well as K-1 so it's very important to discuss all supplements (including herbs and teas) with a health professional before proceeding with self- medication. The interesting thing about K-2 is that without it, all the calcium and vitami…